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European Commission’s public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”. The online questionnaire will gauge public opinion on the importance of equipping young people with shared values and how education and non-formal learning can help achieve this aim in view of creating more socially cohesive societies. The results of the public consultation will be used together with the other data and research […]


Project Development Workshop 2017 – Call for Project Ideas!

Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on tackling challenges related to the professional development of teachers and trainers? Does it align with the recent EU communication on “School Development and Excellent Teaching for a Great Start in Life”?
Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sports, get ready to develop your Erasmus+ project proposal and benefit from EU funding. Let’s shape the Teachers and Trainers […]


The priorities of the Estonian presidency unveiled

The priorities of the Estonian presidency build on the European Council’s strategic agenda and common goals formulated by the member states and the EU institutions in the Rome declaration on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. The Estonian presidency will focus on preserving the common values of prosperity, security, peace and stability in Europe. It will seek to maintain Europe’s unity through practical decisions.
During the next 6 months, the presidency will focus on four key areas:

an […]


The EQF Advisory Group meets to address the role of NGOs in validation

The European Commission, together with the Lifelong Learning Platform, the European Volunteer Centre, and Cedefop is organising a Peer Learning Activity (PLA). The focus of the PLA will be “the role of non-governmental stakeholders in implementing the 2012 Recommendation on validation of non-formal and informal learning“. Important partners of the event are YFJ, EURASHE, EUA, ESU, and ETUC.
This PLA aims at exchanging […]


The EP joint report on “A New Skills Agenda for Europe”: story of an advocacy success

On June 21st, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament adopted their joint report on “a new skills agenda for Europe”. The report was the result of joint efforts from civil society organisations and social partners in proposing and constant lobbying on the rapporteurs. The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to announce that those efforts were taken into consideration by the two Committees. You can […]


Civil Society Days 2017 – The Europe we strive for!

Monday June 26th will see the opening of the Civil Society Days 2017.
Why? Over the past year Europe has faced many new challenges, most of the time leading some citizens to remarkable dissatisfaction towards the EU institutions. We believe that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are in a key position between citizens and European institutions, giving them the power to offer new perspectives for the Union and to propose concrete solutions for the future of Europe. The Civil Society […]


Open Public Consultation on Social Inclusion

European Commission’s public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”
The European Commission has recently published an open public consultation to hear citizens’ views about social inclusion. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly welcome from: Education and training institutions, Teachers, educators and leaders of educational institutions, Civil society sector organisations, Public authorities at national, regional and local level, Youth organisations, Social partners, Pupils and students.
The online questionnaire […]


LLLAwards 2017 – Submit your application

The focus of the 2017 LLLAwards edition is education in the digital era tackling different aspects on how this technological development is affecting and transforming educational practices.
The LLLPlatform will reward three outstanding initiatives or projects under the following three categories:

Education and Democracy: This category will reward initiatives that enhance critical thinking using digital tools, that raises awareness of civic rights within the internet, and promote active participation in democracy in the digital era.
Education and Social Inclusion: This category will reward initiatives that […]



Brikena Xhomaqi, Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform, participated as Member of the Jury in the ceremony for the Eurodesk Awards 2017. The ceremony awarded the following projects:
Generation Association, Turkey
= Marita, as board member replacing Reinhard, gave the Awards
Regional Youth Info Centre Rijeka, Croatia
= Safi Sabuni, as jury member, gave the Awards
= Michail, as jury member, gave […]


The Lifelong Learning General Assembly 2017

The Lifelong Learning General Assembly was held in Tallin on 2 June 2017. The Platform is growing very fast and its importance with it. However, a lot of work is ahead of us to save education & training from austerity measures undertaken at different levels in Europe. We have a big challenge ahead to make the Erasmus+ Programme even greater.
During the General Assembly, the future of the Platform was discussed and, with it, both the new structure of the Steering Committee […]